Internships

SUPER DTP students are encouraged to undertake an internship during the course of their studies to support their personal and career development.

Internships undertaken as part of the SUPER DTP are intended to generate mutual benefit between students and host organisations and to enhance the quality or impact of research.

The SUPER DTP internships guidance document outlines more information for postgraduate researchers (PGRs) and host organisations about internship benefits, suggested timings, funding/suspension of studies, and how to find or set up internships.

Another useful resource is a guide to gaining work experience outside academia from Vitae, The researcher on placement.

Experiences

SUPER DTP PGRs share their experiences of undertaking internships as part of their doctoral training:

Current Opportunities

You are encouraged to source your own internship opportunities by defining what you are looking for and making approaches to relevant organisations if the below do not suit. The list of SUPER DTP associate partners is a useful reference for possible organisations to contact.

UKRI Research Exchange and Internship Opportunities

The UKRI provides year-round opportunities for SUPER DTP PGRs, as doctoral students funded by the Natural Environmental Research Council, to undertake a research exchange placement or internship. Find out more on the UKRI website.

RSPB Reserve Residential Volunteer (Practical Conservation & Visitor Experience)

As a volunteer, you will become fully involved in all the work required to run a nature reserve. This will include practical habitat work, wildlife surveys, working at the visitor centre, enthusing the public, assisting with events, managing day volunteers, maintaining infrastructure, etc. This is a full time, fixed term position for up to 6 months from February, based at RSPB Strumpshaw Fen and neighbouring RSPB reserves in the Norfolk Broads. Accommodation and training will be provided, and some expenses can be reimbursed. Find out more on the RSPB website. Apply as soon as possible.

RSPB Reserve Residential Volunteer (Conservation Skills)

The Orkney Native Wildlife Project is a partnership project between NatureScot, RSPB, and Orkney Island Council. The purpose is to remove the non-native invasive stoat from Orkney and protect its native wildlife. There are two residential volunteer placements available who will assist with survey, monitoring and trapping work. This is a full time, fixed term position for 6 months from September, based on Orkney. Accommodation and training will be provided. Find out more on the RSPB website. Apply as soon as possible.

RSPB Senior Beach Warden

The Senior Beach Warden will support appropriate and effective management and monitoring around seabird colonies, manage the rota for up to seven staff and a dedicated team of 20-30 volunteers to protect and monitor beach-nesting birds at three main sites: Eccles-on-Sea, Winterton-on-Sea and Kessingland, and are expected to implement the management plan for the project. This is a full time, fixed term position for 6 months from March 2023, paid at £21,622 per annum (pro rata). You will need to be based on the east Norfolk coast and some remote field work is expected. Find out more information on the RSPB website. The deadline for applications is 11.59 pm on Tuesday 31 January 2023.

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales Skokholm Island Volunteer Roles

There are two positions running from 1st April until 30th June and two from 1st July until 30th September monitoring seabird populations. Candidates who have previous island experience, relevant qualifications such as a ringing permit or who are experienced birders will be well placed. Accommodation is provided and some support is available through your TSG. Find out more on the Wildlife Trust website. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 1 February 2023.

Johns Associates Ltd Seasonal Ecological Survey Assistants

As a Survey Assistant, you will be able to commit to weeknights/early mornings to undertake dusk and dawn bat surveys and great crested newt surveys, and some daytime surveys including checks of artificial refugia for reptiles or survey tubes for dormouse. This role is ideal if you have a keen interest in ecology and are looking to increase your knowledge and gain valuable work experience in this field. No previous experience of assisting with ecological surveys is required, full training will be provided. This is a full time, fixed term paid position for 6 months between April and September, based across Wiltshire, Bath, Gloucestershire, Somerset, North Somerset, and Bristol. Find out more on the Countryside Jobs Service website. The deadline for applications is Friday 3 February 2023.

Trees for Life Red Squirrel Project Manager

Leading the Red Squirrel Translocation Project, you will travel across the highlands to liaise with landowners and communities, report to funders, and work with volunteers to ensure the success of the project. This is a full time, fixed term position for 12 months, paid at £26,452 per annum, hybrid working based in Findhorn. Find out more on the Trees for Life website. The deadline for applications is Sunday 5 February 2023.

RSPB Senior Project Manager – Nature Positive Biodiversity Gain in Scotland

RSPB Scotland recently secured funding from a variety of partners to explore how it might deliver a ‘gold standard’ ethical investment model for biodiversity enhancement in Scotland, for which it needs a Project Manager. Long term, they are looking to offer biodiversity credits to what will be a new market, comparable to the emerging climate/carbon credits market. This is either a full time or part time, fixed term position for 12 months, paid at £33,600 per annum and based flexibly in the UK with regular visits to RSPB Scotland HQ, Edinburgh. Find out more on the RSPB website. The deadline for applications is 11.59 pm on Sunday 5 February 2023.

The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust Learning Officer (College Lake)

The Officer will be an outgoing, knowledgeable educator to help deliver exciting schools and events programmes at College Lake Environmental Education Centre during the busy spring and summer seasons. Successful candidates will have strong communication skills, good understanding of what it takes to deliver great environmental education activities to Primary- and Secondary-aged children and will have excellent knowledge of wildlife and habitats. This is a part-time, fixed term position for 2 days/wk over 6 months paid at £21,403 per annum (pro rata), hybrid working based near Tring, Buckinghamshire. Find out more on the Wildlife Trust website. The deadline for applications is 11.59 pm on Sunday 5 February 2023.

Scottish Wildlife Trust Seasonal Grey Squirrel Officers

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels is a project to deliver the essential protection measures required to secure the long-term future of red squirrels in Scotland and to ensure that systems are put in place to continue the delivery of these measures over the long term by working with other agencies with a stake in native species conservation and invasive non-native species management. The posts will contribute to the project’s coordinated landscape-scale approach to reduce grey squirrel numbers in the target areas, thus preventing grey squirrel dispersal. These are full time, fixed term positions for 6 months until 31 August 2023 paid at £19,838 per annum (pro rata). Four positions are based within or near the Blairgowrie-Coupar Angus to Forfar area, western Tayside i.e., Comrie – Methven area, East Angus area i.e., Forfar/Montrose area, and River Tay and River Isla catchments (Dunkeld-Blairgowrie area). Find out more on the Scottish Wildlife Trust website. The deadline for applications is Monday 6 February 2023.

Ecolocation Seasonal Field Assistant

As a field assistant, you will form part of the Ecolocation ecology team undertaking dusk and dawn bat surveys and great crested newt surveys, as well as reptile surveys and translocation during the survey season. This is a full time, fixed term paid position for 7 months from March 2023, based in Warwickshire. Part time work is also an option. Due to nature of the role, out-of-hours working is to be expected. Find out more on the Countryside Jobs Service website. The deadline for applications is noon on Monday 6 February 2023.

Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust Curlew Country Project Manager

Curlew Country is an independent, self-funded organisation, hosted by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust. Your role will be to deliver the next phase of this initiative and you will use a blend of practical and management skills to drive the Curlew Recovery in the Shropshire and Welsh borders. This is a full time, fixed term position for 10 months, paid at £29,000 per annum (pro rata), and based at Shropshire, England and Powys, Wales. Out-of-hours work is to be expected. Find out more on the Countryside Jobs Service website. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 8 February 2023.

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Northern Pool Frog Seasonal Worker

The northern pool frog is England’s rarest amphibian, currently found at only two sites in Norfolk, having been reintroduced after extinction in this country. The post will include some field work, monitoring frogs in the wild, but the main emphasis will be captive rearing of tadpoles under controlled conditions within an indoor unit. The husbandry work will be shared with a second seasonal worker. This is a full time, fixed term position for 4 months from April 2023, paid at £20,500 per annum (pro rata) based in Thetford, Norfolk. Some out-of-hours is expected. Find out more on the ARC website. The deadline for applications is noon on Wednesday 8 February 2023.

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Northern Pool Frog Seasonal Assistant

The northern pool frog is England’s rarest amphibian, currently found at only two sites in Norfolk, having been reintroduced after extinction in this country. The post will be part of a two-person team responsible for captive rearing of tadpoles under controlled conditions within an indoor unit. This is a full time, fixed term position for 2 months from June 2023, paid at £20,500 per annum (pro rata) based in Thetford, Norfolk. Some out-of-hours is expected. Find out more on the ARC website. The deadline for applications is noon on Wednesday 8 February 2023.

BirdWatch Ireland Curlew Fieldworker

As a Curlew Fieldworker you will survey and monitor breeding Curlew populations and monitor nest sites for breeding outcomes. You will assist in the implementation of a satellite tagging project and predator management elements, and liaise with farmers to foster good working relationships. This is a full time, fixed term position for 6 months from March 2023, paid at €25,600 per annum (pro rata), and based at Lower Lough Corrib, Co Galway. Find out more on the BirdWatch Ireland website. The deadline for applications is 5.00 pm on Wednesday 8 February 2023.

RSPB Assistant Warden

This role involves working with the warden and team of volunteers to help deliver an ambitious reserve management and species monitoring programme. This post will be focussed on the undertaking of habitat management, species monitoring, and keeping the reserve’s machinery in good working condition. This is a full time, fixed term position for 6 months from March 2023, paid at £23,939 per annum (pro rata) based in Dungeness, Kent, England. Find out more on the RSPB website. The deadline for applications is 11.59 pm on Friday 10 February 2023.

Devon Wildlife Trust Seasonal Assistant Ecologists

Devon Wildlife Consultancy is an ecological consultancy owned and operated by the Devon Wildlife Trust. The Assistant Ecologist will carry out fieldwork, bat surveys, reptile translocations, habitat management, mapping, basic reports, and tender production. This is a full time, fixed term position paid at £20,152 per annum (pro rata), based in Exeter, England. Find out more on the Wildlife Trust website. The deadline for applications is Sunday 12 February 2023.

Scottish Wildlife Trust Communications and Advocacy Officer – Riverwoods

The Riverwoods Initiative is an innovative partnership with a broad membership focused on ecosystem recovery. The initiative is an ambitious concept, which aims to develop a holistic and targeted programme of activity to harness the multiple benefits of riparian woodland for biodiversity and people across Scotland. Our Communications and Advocacy Officer will be a key member of the team helping to shape the wider project strategy, as well as delivering on the external communications strategy, ensuring we produce high quality and effective communications throughout the project. This is a part time (21hr/wk), fixed term for 12 months paid at £26,000 per annum (pro rata) and hybrid, based at Harbourside House, Leith. Find out more on the Scottish Wildlife Trust website. The deadline for applications is Monday 13 February 2023.

Scottish Wildlife Trust Knowledge and Evidence Officer – Riverwoods

The Riverwoods Initiative is an innovative partnership with a broad membership focused on ecosystem recovery. The initiative aims to develop a holistic and targeted programme of activity to harness the multiple benefits of riparian woodland for biodiversity and people across Scotland. The Officer will support the delivery of the Riverwoods: A Blueprint for Riparian Woodland Recovery Project through high quality mapping, bringing together existing knowledge on riparian developments and opportunities for further work. The Officer will be responsible for overseeing data collection, collation, and the production of GIS outputs such as leading on woodland creation mapping and spatial modelling. This is a part time (21hr/wk), fixed term for 12 months paid at £26,000 per annum (pro rata), hybrid based at Harbourside House, Leith. Find out more on the Scottish Wildlife Trust website. The deadline for applications is Monday 13 February 2023.

Natural Resources Wales Senior Conservation Officer

The Senior Officer role is variable depending on local context, environment, and balance of skills within the team. An experienced conservation officer is needed for the Swansea area who can lead on our conservation and protected sites work whilst being able to serve as a technical mentor on conservation issues within the team and a safe pair of hands in dealing with, contentious issues, queries and complaints. This is a part time (25 hrs/wk), fixed term position until January 2024, paid at £37,308 per annum (pro rata), hybrid based at Llandarcy, Wales. Find out more on the NRW website. The deadline for applications is Monday 13 February 2023.

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust Assistant Species and Recording Officer

This is a fantastic opportunity the help deliver the Species and Recording work at Rutland Water Nature Reserve (RWNR). It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, an SPA and internationally recognised as a globally important wetland site (Ramsar). The Wildlife Trust are looking for a licensed bird ringer to operate a long established CES ringing sites, the monitoring of two artificial Sand Martin banks for purposes of nest recording, ringing and RAS studies, monitoring & ringing of terns, gulls, and waders pulli. This is a full time, fixed term position for 9 months beginning in early spring, paid at £19,646 per annum (pro rata). Find out more on the Wildlife Trust website. The deadline for applications is 8.00 am on Monday 13 February 2023.

Selkirk Regeneration Sustainable Selkirk Community Engagement & Events Officer

Sustainable Selkirk aims to bring the Selkirk community together to act on climate change. The project has three broad objectives; to reduce domestic greenhouse gas emissions, promote sustainable travel and increase awareness of the climate crisis. The Community Engagement & Events Officer will raise awareness of energy, transport and other climate-related issues in the Selkirk and TD7 community. This is a part time 10 hrs/wk, fixed term position until end of June, paid at £24,500 per annum (pro rata) and based at Selkirk Community Energy Advice Centre, Selkirk. Find out more on the Environment Jobs website. The deadline for applications is noon on Monday 13 February 2023.

Bumblebee Conservation Trust Shrill Carder Bee Species Recovery Manager

Your primary role will be to coordinate the Strategy Steering Group to ensure the strategy is fully implemented across England and Wales. This is a part time (31.5 hrs/wk), fixed term position until December 2023 paid at £27,865 per annum (pro rata), home-based with frequent travel within Kent, Essex, Somerset, and South Wales. Find out more on the Bumblebee Conservation Trust website. The deadline for applications is 5.00 pm Monday 13 February 2023.

RSPB Curlew Initiative Monitoring Officer

As a monitoring officer, you will be working to help save the rapidly declining Curlew population through hands on conservation work; Breeding bird surveys, nest finding, predator proof fence erection, and brooding monitoring, while also working with Farmers to help create Agri-environmental plans. This is a full time, fixed term position for 6 months, paid at £21,622 per annum (pro rata), based at Glenwherry, Antrim Plateau, Northern Ireland. Find out more on the RSPB website. The deadline for applications is 11.59 pm on Monday 13 February 2023.

RSPB Curlew Monitoring Officer

As a Monitoring Officer, you will collect data on the breeding ecology of curlews. This will include mapping the distribution, abundance and behaviour of breeding curlews and other bird species, habitat surveys, predator surveys, and data entry. You will also be working to provide more hands-on conservation work such as nest finding and erecting nest protection fences. There are two full time, fixed term positions for 6 months, paid at £21,622 per annum (pro rata), based at Upper Lough Erne, Northern Ireland. Find out more on the RSPB website. The deadline for applications is 11.59 pm on Monday 13 February 2023.

RSPB Curlew LIFE Research Assistant

As part of a UK-wide project funded through the EU LIFE programme to halt the decline of Curlew, RSPB NI aims to deliver landscape-scale conservation at two key research sites; Glenwherry and Lough Erne. This will include habitat management, predator control and research and monitoring. This is a full time, fixed term position for 6 months, paid at £21,622 per annum (pro rata), and based at Glenwherry, Antrim, Northern Ireland. Find out more on the RSPB website. The deadline for applications is 11.59 pm on Monday 13 February 2023.

RSPB Curlew LIFE Research Assistant (Technical)

The Antrim Hills are one of Northern Irelands’ last biodiversity hot spots, holding important breeding numbers of Curlew, Snipe, and Hen Harrier. You will be working to help save the rapidly declining Curlew population through collecting data on breeding ecology. This will include nest finding and erecting nest protection fences, while also tracking broods to assess survival and habitat use, data entry and assistance with vegetation surveys. This is a full time, fixed term position for 5 months, paid at £21,622 per annum (pro rata), and based at Glenwherry, Antrim, Northern Ireland. Find out more on the RSPB website. The deadline for applications is 11.59 pm on Monday 13 February 2023.

RSPB Carbon Farming Project Manager

Core aims of the role are to manage the Carbon Farming Project, improving understanding of reducing carbon emissions in agriculture whilst assisting in nature recovery, within a profitable and productive farm business. To lead on a set of case studies working with farmers to understand how carbon auditing tools work for their farms, accounting for carbon emissions alongside nature conservation. Lead on continuing the progress of the agroforestry trial at Hope Farm, including tree maintenance and monitoring. This is a full time, fixed term position for 12 months paid at £26,180 per annum based at Grange Farm, England. Find out more on the RSPB website. The deadline for applications is 11.59 pm on Tuesday 14 February 2023.

Atmos Consulting Ltd Ecologists – Inverness

Atmos Consulting is a successful independent environmental and planning consultancy, that has been at the heart of the net-zero economy for fifteen years. As an Ecologist you will be working on a variety of critical projects supporting clients in the low carbon economy to deliver renewable energy projects, biodiversity net gain advice, habitat and peatland restoration and nature conservation solutions. Your role will include undertaking ornithology, habitat and protected species surveys, providing Clerk of Works support, and assisting with data input, analysis, research, and report writing. This is a full time, fixed term, paid position for 6 – 8 months starting in March or April 2023. Find out more information on the Countryside Jobs Service website. The deadline for applications is Thursday 16 February 2023.

Environment Agency Internships

The Environment Agency internship programme enables successful applicants to make significant contributions to key work areas, gaining valuable work experience. The six internships on offer are:

These are full time internships for up to 16 weeks, July to October 2023, paid at £20,507 per annum (pro rata). The deadline for applications is 11.55 pm on Friday 17 February.

BirdLife International Science Officer (Birds & Energy)

BirdLife is the world’s largest conservation partnership and a globally recognised leader in bird conservation science. The principal focus of the role will be to support BirdLife’s science and technical work on understanding and addressing the impacts of energy infrastructure on birds, with a particular focus on developing approaches to spatially assess avian sensitivity to wind turbines, solar facilities, and overhead powerlines. The successful applicant will be involved in developing avian sensitivity mapping tools, including AVISTEP: the Avian Sensitivity Tool for Energy Planning, which use GIS to identify areas where conflict between birds and energy infrastructure is likely. This is a full time, fixed term position for 12 months paid at £25,000 per annum and based at the Attenborough Building, Cambridge, England. Find out more on the BirdLife website. The deadline for applications is 11.45 pm on Sunday 19 February 2023.

Scottish Wildlife Trust Project Officers – Riverwoods

The Riverwoods Initiative is an innovative partnership with a broad membership focused on ecosystem recovery. The initiative aims to develop a holistic and targeted programme of activity to harness the multiple benefits of riparian woodland for biodiversity and people across Scotland. The Riverwoods Project Officer will work with land managers and partners to support the practical delivery of riparian woodland creation. The post will also be responsible for identifying priority areas for the delivery phase of the project, as well as designing a small grants scheme to support a riparian woodland creation scheme. This is a full time, fixed term for 12 months paid at £30,000 per annum hosted externally with either the Tweed Forum (Melrose, Scottish Borders) or Fisheries Management Scotland (Edinburgh, Rutland Square). Find out more on the Scottish Wildlife Trust website. The deadline for applications is Monday 20 February 2023.

Paragon One Freshwater and Community Conservation Remote Externship

Understanding the interconnectedness and complexity of local and regional freshwater issues is critical to living sustainably on Earth. Working with the National Geographic Society and The Nature Conservancy, externs will translate global freshwater conservation issues into a local context, make them relevant and accessible to their communities, and offer solutions to local or regional problems. This is a part time (10 hr/wk), fully remote, fixed term externship for 8 weeks from the end of February open to 18-25 yo. A $500 stipend will be paid on completion. Find out more on the Paragon One website. The deadline for application is Monday 20 February 2023.

RSPB Bird Surveyor

This role will include the monitoring, recording, and reporting for priority species and habitats across the Powharnal Mitigation Area in Muirkirk. This will include conducting breeding wader surveys, black grouse lek surveys and raptor vantage point surveys using standardised methods. This is a full time, fixed term position for 6 months from March 2023, paid at £19,305 per annum (pro rata) and based at Muirkirk, East Ayrshire, Scotland. Find out more on the RSPB website. The deadline for applications is 11.59 pm on Monday 20 February 2023.

Atmos Consulting Ltd Ecologists – Edinburgh

Atmos Consulting is a successful independent environmental and planning consultancy, that has been at the heart of the net-zero economy for fifteen years. As an Ecologist you will be working on a variety of critical projects supporting clients in the low carbon economy to deliver renewable energy projects, biodiversity net gain advice, habitat and peatland restoration and nature conservation solutions. Your role will include undertaking ornithology, habitat and protected species surveys, providing Clerk of Works support, and assisting with data input, analysis, research, and report writing. This is a full time, fixed term, paid position for 6 – 8 months starting in March or April 2023. Find out more information on the Countryside Jobs Service website. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 22 February 2023.

RSPB Research Assistants – Twite Recovery Project

It is estimated that there are less than 20 breeding pairs of twite remaining in England. The RSPB are looking for two Research Assistants to join the England Twite Recovery Project to monitor the breeding population in the South Pennines to determine whether intervention work is meeting the projects aim of halting twite decline. There are two full time, fixed-term positions for 3.5 months between April and July 2023, paid at £21,622 per annum (pro rata), based in the Yorkshire and Humber Area, South Pennines. Find out more on the RSPB website. The deadline for applications is 11.59 pm on Sunday 26 February 2023.

Ecology Solutions Seasonal Field Surveyors

Ecology Solutions is a leading consultancy specialising in ecology planning solutions, landscape consultancy and ecological mitigation implementation/habitat creation. This role will offer hands-on experience working in the countryside, and a chance to develop and practice a range of techniques used in ecological surveys. This is a full time, fixed term position for 7-8 months from March, paid at £12.50/hr plus expenses, based at either the Worcestershire or Hertfordshire office. Find out more on the Countryside Jobs Service website. The deadline for applications is Monday 6 March 2023.

Eurofleets+ Marine Internship Programme

This programme will offer seagoing placements on the Eurofleets+ partner research vessels, providing a great opportunity to gain offshore experience, develop new skills, and learn on the job with established research scientists and research leaders. Placements are funded whereas travel is not, but some support is available through your TSG. Find out more on the Eurofleets+ website. Recruitment is ongoing until Friday 31 March 2023.

Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) UK Associates of BIOS Internship

BIOS is an independent US not-for-profit marine research and educational organisation which offers an internship based in Bermuda. This is an opportunity to gain valuable laboratory and field experience in a different environment, to work on collaborative research projects alongside BIOS scientists, and to conduct supervised research toward your doctoral degree. This is a full time, 12-week internship which includes accommodation and meals, a small stipend and some research project expenses. Travel related expenses and medical/travel insurance are not covered, but some support is available through your TSG. Find out more on the BIOS website. The deadline to apply is Saturday 1 April 2023.  

People’s Trust for Endangered Species Student Internship

The PTES Wildlife Conservation Internship Programme began in 2001. Since then over 90 young people have benefitted, working on practical projects helping hedgehogs, water voles, pine martens, bats, adders, bottlenose dolphins, numerous butterflies and a host of other species. Internships range from full time for 6 months, up to 18 months part-time. A grant of up to £5,000 is available to support living costs whilst the work is undertaken. Find out more on the PTES website. Apply any time, recruitment is ongoing.

The United Nations (UN) Internship Programme

The UN offers internships across multiple departments in locations worldwide. Internships last for at least two and can be as long as six months and are unpaid, but some support is available through your TSG. Find out more on the UN website and apply for open positions here. Apply for the UN Environment Programme specifically here

Marine Conservation Institute (MCI) Development & Communications Internship

MCI interns have the opportunity to gain important skills in environmental conservation communications and development. Interns will help coordinate institute-wide communications including, but not limited to, social media, blogs, web design, press releases, action alerts, daily news clips, monthly newsletters, videos and infographics. Interns also have the opportunity to contribute pieces to the institute’s blog, On The Tide. Located in Glen Ellen, California for a period of 3-4 months with flexible dates, you will work on a voluntary basis either part or full time. Some support is available through your TSG. Find out more on the MCI website. Recruitment is ongoing, apply anytime.

The Technology Partnership (TTP) Industry Internships

TTP is an independent technology company where scientists, engineers, and designers collaborate to invent and develop new products and technologies. Your internship will see you putting your technical and research skills to work within a commercially focused environment; providing the opportunity to experience how your academic knowledge and skillsets could be utilised within an industry setting. Flexible length of programme, usually between 3 to 6 months. Internships are paid. Find out more on the TTP website. Recruitment is ongoing, apply anytime. 

Oxford University Innovation (OUI) Licensing & Ventures Internship

During your time with OUI, you will work on at least two real world technology transfer and commercialisation projects from Oxford University to industry. Working with the rest of the L&V team and university researchers you will:

  • Understand technologies;
  • Research the potential markets and industries for those technologies;
  • Evaluate the commercial opportunities and the competitive landscape.

These hybrid internships are 3 to 6-months long and are unpaid, but some support is available through your TSG. Find out more via this document. Recruitment is ongoing, apply anytime.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Policy Internships

Successful interns will provide support to OECD Policy Analysts in one of many areas, including climate, energy, and science and technology. Typical tasks include:

  • participating in the preparation of studies and documents, carrying out research and reviews of existing materials;
  • collecting, organising, and analysing data;
  • contributing to the production of documents, working papers and publications resulting from the above activities, including drafting notes and preparing technical annexes, and;
  • liaising and building networks with officials in national administrations, researchers, other international organisations and member country Delegations.

The majority of internships are based in Paris, France and are 1 to 6 months in duration on a full-time basis. Interns receive a contribution to living expenses of ~700€/mnth. Find our more on the OECD website. Recruitment is ongoing, apply anytime.

STEM Ambassador Programme

The STEM Ambassador programme through STEM Learning is flexible, allowing you to volunteer in a way that suits you, it could be online or in person, in schools or in community groups, by supporting lessons or extra-curricular activities and working with young people or their educators. STEM Ambassadors make an impact by:

  • Supporting learning – help young people to understand the real world applications of their learning.
  • Illuminating careers – showcase different careers, providing information on roles and pathways into industry while raising awareness of the skills that are important in the workplace.
  • Raising aspirations – give young people the opportunity to meet a wide range of inspiring role models, encouraging them as they think about their future.

 Find out more on the STEM Learning website. Recruitment is ongoing, apply anytime.